Cape Town Named One Of World’s Best Cities For Remote Work

The Mother City has been heralded yet again, earning the 42nd position on Big 7 Travel‘s illustrious list of 50 Best Places For Remote Working in 2021. 

Mayco Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, James Vos comments on the city’s future plans to ensure it utilises this illustrious award to shed light on Cape Town and what it has to offer. 

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“Targeting digital nomads as part of our overall Destination Marketing Strategy will become part of the City’s new international campaign when the time is right and when it is safe to do so. The City’s Enterprise and Investment team has incorporated this position into our strategic marketing approach known as the Six Pillars: Visit, Live, Work, Study, Play, and Invest in Cape Town.”

Remote working

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we live and where we work, from high-rise office buildings to the comfort of our home office, remote work is reportedly here to stay. 

With many companies globally and locally, opting to go remote full-time, the days of rushing to the office may be far and few in-between. 

With many travellers offered a 90-day visa to visit South Africa paired with the Mother City’s numerous activities, events, and scenery, it comes as no surprise that Cape Town made this remote working list. 


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Local hospitality

Vos explains that the hospitality sector can benefit from this recognition received by attracting local remote works, albeit Covid-19 safety measures are put in place. 

“Some of the things that we encourage the hospitality sector to consider implementing will be finding ways to attract Capetonians as well as others in our country, who usually work from home offices, to change their environment when it is safe to do so with COVID-19 protocols in place. These remote workers could work in spaces where there is access to a day-room, a pool, breakfast, lunch, parking, and Wi-Fi. For the long-stay digital nomads, the sector could consider revised rates and ‘home away from home’ type packaging.”

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